Hey everyone, long time reader, first time poster... thought maybe I would start a discussion regarding this ski.
Trying to decide on size. I demoed it this last March in true spring snow in the midwest. I tried the 188 Sin 7 (2015 model) which skied great given the snow. Though that was a little longer than my norm, I thought I handled it fairly well. Then I hopped on a Soul 7 180 and felt it didn't turn as quick or stop as powerful so I decided I wanted a Sin 7 this upcoming season but I'm still undecided on size. I hear that both the Sin and Soul ski short. The thing that can confuse me is based on height, I should be on a 180 but based on weight, I should be on a 188. I didn't get the chance to ski the 180 and I may not depending on demo selections. The rep was too busy to answer questions and I didn't get the chance to ride this on some better snow so I need some advice on this one...
Some background, 5'10", 206lb (weight fluctuates from 195-210), mainly midwest skier - ski out west at least twice a year, been at it over 20 years, enjoy mostly west groomed blues n' blacks, I do enjoy powder and bowls, 80% of the time I'm aggressive, I've skied all different sizes and my latest ski last season, I accidentally bought a E88 170 instead of a 178 but though it was hard to keep a long turn, it still skied amazing.
Any thoughts or comments would be great appreciated. Cheers-